Near Raphine in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Where Cyrus Hall McCormick invented and in 1831 demonstrated the first successful reaper to introduce the era of farm mechanization is designated an
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Erected 1972 by American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historic Landmarks of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 37° 55.937′ N, 79° 12.797′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Steeles Lane (Virginia Route 937) 0.6 miles east of Raphine Road (Virginia Route 606), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus H. McCormick Rockbridge County / Augusta County (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Virginia Inventors (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.